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by | June 14, 2017 | 10:25

Anbang Insurance Group Ltd. Chairman Wu Xiaohui was "temporarily unable to perform his duties due to personal reasons", said a one-sentence statement on the company website. Its sprawling portfolio includes life insurers in the Netherlands and South Korea, a Belgian bank and luxury hotels. Members of Congress had raised concerns about the opaque insurer's ties to the Chinese government and a potential conflict of interest for Kushner.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:12

There was no mention in the paperwork, filed by Indianapolis-based Marsh as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the state of DE of the fate of the 18 other stores on the block, the Star Press , in Muncie, Ind., reported. The sales require approval by the bankruptcy court and have to overcome an objection from CVS Health. The documents say the other bidder is a corporation called Generative Growth II, which owns the Fresh Encounter grocery store brands in Ohio.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:10

Supply from 11 OPEC members with production targets under the accord - all except Libya and Nigeria - averaged 29.729 million bpd last month, according to figures from secondary sources that OPEC uses to monitor output . But the markets appear immune to the bullish rhetoric, even while supplies are tightening and global and USA crude inventories, whose stubbornly high levels were the source of much of the markets' anxieties, are indeed finally beginning to fall.

by | June 14, 2017 | 10:12

The Trump administration has moved to weaken or dismantle federal efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The energy efficiency standards at issue in Tuesday's lawsuit also cover walk-in coolers and freezers , air compressors , commercial packaged boilers and uninterruptable power supplies.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:56

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Some lawmakers, particularly those from the Scottish National Party, are urging cross-party discussions to reach a consensus on Britain's exit from the EU. Since the election, her re-appointed Brexit Secretary David Davis, who told Sky News that the negotiation start date may have to be delayed, has said that the "no deal better than bad deal" slogan still stands but said that the government would listen to those calling for a softer Brexit.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:49

May's party fell eight seats short of retaining its parliamentary majority, and is now in talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party ( DUP ) - which won 10 seats - to forge an informal alliance. In a surprise move, Michael Gove was appointed environment and agriculture minister less than a year after the prime minister sacked him as justice minister.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:43

Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts past year, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington , where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump .

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:44

Foxtel is another major shareholder with a 13.8% stake. The administrators will now examine a potential sale of Ten as an option, alongside securing new financing to replace the current $200m package which expires in December. "In relation to the transformation process, the Company has identified initiatives that are expected to have a positive impact on earnings in the order of at least $50 million in FY18 and potentially more than $80 million per annum by FY19".

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:41

Boris Johnson is being urged by some MPs to step in and oust her. Mrs May's bid to shore up the Conservatives with support from the DUP hit a stumbling block. Mr Osborne also said the chances of Britain crashing out of the European Union without any sort of deal would be scuppered by going into government with the DUP.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:11

The North Koreans said he contracted botulism and fell into a coma after receiving a sleeping pill following his March 2016 trial, his family said. The Post reports that a senior administration official explained that Tillerson called President Donald Trump around 8:35 a.m. on Tuesday to tell him that Warmbier was on an airplane headed for the United States and is being accompanied by State Department officials.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:08

The Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp holds 23,779 shares with $728,000 value, down from 261,000 last quarter. Chevron Corp New Com now has $206.23 billion valuation. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 8 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, March 29, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America.

by | June 14, 2017 | 09:07

Jeff Sessions has heatedly denied that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the USA elections. His staff said Sessions did not mislead Congress because the encounters were part of his job as a United States senator, not as a Trump campaign representative.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:53

He will oversee more than 1,000 lenders, including big Wall Street banks . Democrats are slamming a Republican bid to dismantle financial rules put in place after the 2008 crisis as the "wrong choice" for the country. Since Dodd-Frank was passed in 2010, community banks unable to comply with the law's costly rules and regulations have been closing in record numbers.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:41

And he denied that he asked Comey for his loyalty, though he added: "There would be nothing wrong if I did say it". "I asked a friend of mine to share the content of a memo with the reporter", Comey said. Trump's tweet about Comey was one in a series Sunday morning. Comey said authorized a friend to give his memos about his conversations with Trump to the press after he was sacked.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:33

United made the Real Madrid striker their No.1 priority this summer after missing out on Antoine Griezmann. "They are a club of great charm, a very interesting option", he said of United. On Milan's interest, Morata's agent said: "Yes, there was frequent contact with us until a few days ago - I can confirm that". 'Quite simply, Real Madrid considered the offer from the Rossoneri unsatisfactory'.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:27

Comey said that, following a routine counterterrorism briefing on February 14, Trump asked Sessions and others present to leave the Oval Office before urging the FBI director to back off the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian officials, telling him, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go".

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:20

Still, oil markets received some support from official USA data which showed crude inventories fell sharply last week as refining and exports surged to record highs. "This could lead to a drilling free-for-all in the USA and also see other signatories waver in their commitments", said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at futures brokerage OANDA.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:18

Meanwhile, an overview of the global results indicated that employer confidence is similar to that reported in the second quarter with the majority of respondents' content to either retain current staff or grow payrolls marginally as they await more definitive signals from the marketplace, the report added.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:14

At least four victims at Sandusky's trial said they were molested after 2001. Boccabella said he was “appalled that the common sense to make a phone call did not occur, ” a transgression that “sort of robs my faith of who we are as adults and where we are going.”.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:10

US gold futures for August delivery were nearly flat at $1,268.30 "While the market broadly expects another two hikes in rates in 2017, the tone of the FOMC ( Federal Open Market Committee meeting) could set the stage for further weakness in the short term", ANZ bank said in a note.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:02

Sessions, a former Republican U.S. senator and an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, will likely have to explain why he told lawmakers in January that he had no dealings with Russian officials previous year. But his testimony will be a dramatic sequel to the fired FBI chief's tour de force that twisted a knife in President Donald Trump's administration over the Russian Federation investigation and still has Washington buzzing.

by | June 14, 2017 | 08:00

In what he called an "air travel revolution", Trump promised the "really monumental reform" would deliver "cheaper, faster, and safer travel" as well as an economic boost that could be worth $25 billion to the economy. Privatization advocates, including the CEOs of most major US airlines, argue that spinning off the system into a nongovernmental entity would improve efficiency and speed the rollout of new technologies.

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:34

Mr Sessions, who was appointed as Donald Trump's top justice official, said he did not recall meeting the Russian ambassador to the United States at an April event in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington attended by the U.S. On Monday, Ruddy told PBS NewsHour , "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". Asked whether he had seen any reason for Mueller to be removed, Rosenstein responded, "No, I have not".

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:30

The company shared the 47 recommendations, which were unanimously adopted by the board on Sunday, with employees during an approximately hour-long all-staff meeting at its headquarters in San Francisco . Kalanick's return date is not specified, and his responsibilities will undergo "review" to possibly shift some duties to other executives. Ames said the recommendations were strong but indicated Uber had few policies, and the ones it had were not followed.

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:25

The move comes on the heels of Uber's marathon board meeting in Los Angeles on Sunday, during which members unanimously approved recommendations from former U.S. The latest turn of events marks Uber's first concrete steps to revamps its public image and operations that have been garnering a lot of negative publicity in recent months, with the firm developing a reputation of an aggressive startup that often clashes with regulators and nurtures a toxic corporate culture.

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:20

President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he would never demand a pledge of allegiance from anyone. The memos were notes that Comey typed up after his meetings with the president and did not contain classified information. Trump had stayed unusually quiet on Thursday. Donald Trump's drama-filled presidency could be over before it's really begun if the odds on him being impeached are anything to go by.

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:16

The Mummy reportedly cost $125 million to make, although, of course, distribution costs and such like mean it's still some way from profit. As Universal tries to launch its Dark Universe of horror monsters, it's a lukewarm but promising start.

by | June 14, 2017 | 07:00

It was also the first career title for Durant, who left Oklahoma City last July to join the Warriors amid expectations he and Golden State would fill trophy cases. We will never know what might have happened if Kevin Durant stayed put last summer. The game-changing spurt ended with a scuffle when Golden State's David West shoved Irving as he tried to grab the ball away.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:51

Speaking about rumours the pair have chose to go their separate ways to New York Post's Page Six Column, a source said: " Elle and Jeff are definitely over". Elle Macpherson , who goes by the nickname " The Body ", and Soffer share no kids together, although the billionaire was a step-father for two of the supermodel's sons, 14-year-old Aurelius and 19-year-old Arpad, from her ex-fiancé, Arpad Busson .

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:45

There are a lot of competing details in the various press accounts of the incident. And if you don't want to have your sex filmed on television, don't have sex on television. 'She appeared to be unconscious, ' says the source. "Soon they made a decision to go swimming and when they climbed into the Jacuzzi, they were both loaded.Corinne proceeded to remove her bathing suit and things got increasingly sexual".

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:39

United Kingdom travellers can incur huge charges from using their phones in non-EU countries if their carriers do not have a roaming bundle deal in place. It found calling Spain from the United Kingdom can cost between 9p with provider Giffgaff to £1.50 per minute on O2. Turkey, for example, is now only going to be included in the ban by Vodafone, with other providers charging additional roaming charges.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:32

After all, it's called fast food for a reason. If she was a true nugget connoisseur, she would have went to Wendy's instead. Naturally, police were baffled by the complaint, but were still forced to respond. Although she didn't get her McDonald's chicken nuggets, she did leave without further incident. Yes we actually tied up two officers on this call. "Waco PD, where live is never normal".

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:28

Fears exist that with President Trump testifying in public, the Senate hearing surrounding Comey's intelligence committee testimony would take the controversial matter to a very high level that could affect the country's image in the short and long term.

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:09

The U.S. Secret Service said Monday it doesn't have any recordings or transcripts of any tapes recorded within President Donald Trump's White House, a disclosure that failed to rule out whether any tapes exist of Trump's conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey .

by | June 14, 2017 | 06:04

It will be crucial for her to convince the party she should stay on - at the very least to avoid another election or to give an opening to the Labour Party to form a minority government instead. Almost 72 percent of IoD members said "reaching a new trade agreement with the EU" should be the highest priority of the new government . But what at first looked to be an easy victory turned into an electoral debacle for the Tories, prompting George Osborne, former chancellor of the Exchequer who ...